Fire Between Whittle Ave and Corona Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Initial reports from Medford Police say heavy machinery may have been the cause of a grass fire between Whittle Avenue and Corona Avenue that was knocked down in less than an hour. The fire began near Best Buy just after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the fire was threatening several homes and … Continue reading »

Farm Equipment Sparks Grass Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews put out a grass fire off of East Vilas Road on Saturday in Medford. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Fire officials say hay baling farm equipment sparked the fire at Vilas near McLaughlin Drive. More than 15 firefighters from the area contained it to two acres in about … Continue reading »

Police Search for Possible Witness

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police have now released surveillance pictures of a man they say may have information on a grass fire that burned in the field behind Pet Country on July 24th. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which burned approximately one acre and damaged some power poles. Investigators determined the fire was human … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Under Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police say they are searching for a transient, last seen moments before a grass fire started Wednesday between Medford and Central Point. Police say that transient – only wanted for questioning at this point – was arrested back in April for starting a small fire; that case is pending in the … Continue reading »